ICU and Emergency

Bioinformatics Tool Improves Pneumonia Diagnosis

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., have developed a new method for more accurate and rapid identification... Read more

Innovation To ID Infection Source Without Blood Culture

A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual health care costs for... Read more

Two Studies Examine ED Timeliness

Two studies which examined timeliness and lengths of stay in emergency departments (ED) found potential for improvement. Furthermore, variability... Read more

Zoom On: Professor Paolo Pelosi - ICU Management Editorial Board Member

Professor Paolo Pelosi is Chief Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Director of the Speciality School in Anaesthesiology at the... Read more

Sepsis Mortality Better at High-Volume Centres

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals... Read more

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Design for Southmead ICU  It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. ‘Arts and health are, and should be firmly recognised as being, integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff.'... Read more

Vital minutes before unconsciousness The myth that anaesthetists pick the specialty ‘because you don’t need to talk to your patients’ persists. Whether said in jest or disdain this concept gains ground because, yes for much of the time, our patients are mostly ‘asleep’. But this ignores the vital communication that occurs prior to anaesthesia;... Read more

The parameters of the Capstesia app are described. After taking a photo of the arterial waveform on the monitor screen, and cropping it to the signal of interest, the picture is sent to the Capstesia server via a mobile Internet connection. The heart rate and systolic and diastolic arterial pressures are manually entered into the app to determine... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more

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